Definitions for Bastardˈbæs tərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bas•tardˈbæs tərd(n.)

  1. a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.

  2. a mean, despicable person.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. something spurious or inferior.

  4. (adj.)illegitimate in birth.

  5. made or done in imitation; spurious; false:

    bastard emeralds.

  6. of abnormal or irregular shape or size.

Origin of bastard:

1250–1300; ME < AF; ML bastardus, prob. < Gmc *bāst-


Princeton's WordNet

  1. asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB(noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  2. bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson(noun)

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

  3. bastard, mongrel(adj)

    derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

    "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

  4. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bastard(noun)ˈbæs tərd

    a man you dislike


  1. bastard(Noun)

    A person who was born out of wedlock, and hence often considered an illegitimate descendant.

  2. bastard(Noun)

    A mongrel. A biological cross between different breeds, groups or varieties.

  3. bastard(Noun)

    A contemptible, inconsiderate, overly or arrogantly rude or spiteful person. See asshole, sod.

    Some bastard stole my car while I was helping an injured person.

  4. bastard(Noun)

    A man, a fellow, a male friend.

  5. bastard(Noun)

    A child that does not know his or her father.

  6. bastard(Noun)

    Something extremely difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

    Life can be a real bastard.

  7. bastard(Noun)

    A variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin, fake or counterfeit.

    The architecture was a kind of bastard, suggesting Gothic but not being true Gothic.

  8. bastard(Noun)

    An intermediate-grade steel file; also : bastard file.

  9. bastard(Noun)

    A long, straight, narrow sword, with an undecorated hilt; a longsword.

  10. bastard(Noun)

    A sweet wine.

  11. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant)

  12. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a bastard (bad person)

  13. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross

  14. bastard(Adjective)

    of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.)

  15. bastard(Adjective)

    spurious, lacking genuinity of authenticity: counterfeit, fake

  16. bastard(Interjection)

    Exclamation of strong dismay or strong sense of being upset.

  17. Origin: From bastard, bastarde, from Late bastard, from bastard, from Old Low * (compare Middle Dutch bast) and derogatory suffix -ard, from banstuz (compare West Frisian boask, boaste), from bʰendʰ-; or equivalent to . Cognate with bastert, bastaard, Bastard, bastarður. Probably originally referred to a child from a polygynous marriage of Germanic custom but not sanctioned by the Church.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bastard(noun)

    a "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union

  2. Bastard(noun)

    an inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that / already had several boilings

  3. Bastard(noun)

    a large size of mold, in which sugar is drained

  4. Bastard(noun)

    a sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor

  5. Bastard(noun)

    a writing paper of a particular size. See Paper

  6. Bastard(adj)

    begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note

  7. Bastard(noun)

    lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so

  8. Bastard(noun)

    of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin

  9. Bastard(noun)

    abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book

  10. Bastard(verb)

    to bastardize

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. bastard

    Any man who doubts his own immaculate conception.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bastard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2915

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bastard' in Nouns Frequency: #1899

Translations for Bastard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a child born of parents not married to each other.

a bastard son.

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